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Professional Studies Certificate Curriculum

Professional Studies Certificate Curriculum

Life isn’t an audition.

Any music school can make you a better player. Our interconnected courses are built to transform you intellectually, artistically, professionally, and individually. You’ll understand the roots of your music, freeing you to take it somewhere new. You’ll see how your training broadens your options, rather than narrowing them. You'll find your voice. And you'll enter the world with the same confidence you bring to the stage.

A one-year professional studies certificate is available in voice, historical keyboards (harpsichord/fortepiano), baroque violin, baroque viola, baroque cello, and historical plucked strings (guitar/lute). Available to students with a completed bachelor’s degree. The requirements for the degree are designed for the greatest flexibility allowing you to pursue individual goals, whether you’re new to period instruments or are more experienced and looking for additional professional development.

Required Courses

Curriculum: Professional Studies Certificate in Historical Performance
Credit Total: 24

Requirement Cr.
Private Instruction 8
Continuo Playing 8
Baroque Ensemble 4
Independent Study Seminar on Baroque Primary Sources 3
Graduate Performance Practice 3
Ensemble or Independent Study 4
Electives 2
Winter Term 1
Electives 2
Winter Term 1 Year
Juries and Recitals N/A